Crossword clues for platen
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Platen \Plat"en\, n. [F. platine, fr. plat flat. See Plate, and cf. Platin.] (Mach.)
The part of a printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made.
Hence, an analogous part of a typewriter, on which the paper rests to receive an impression.
The movable table of a machine tool, as a planer, on which the work is fastened, and presented to the action of the tool; -- also called table.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1540s, from Middle French plateine, from Old French platine "flat piece, metal plate" (13c.), perhaps altered (by influence of plat "flat") from patene, from Latin patena "pan."
n. 1 The part of a printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made. 2 The part of a typewriter or printer on which the paper rests to receive an impression. 3 The movable table of a planer or other machine tool, on which the work is fastened, and presented to the action of the tool. 4 The flat glass surface of a scanner or photocopier on which operators place items to be scanned.
n. work table of a machine tool
the flat plate of a printing press that presses the paper against the type
the roller on a typewriter against which the keys strike
A platen (or platten) is a flat platform with a variety of roles in printing or manufacturing. It can be a flat metal (or earlier, wooden) plate pressed against a medium (such as paper) to cause an impression in letterpress printing. Platen may also refer to a typewriter roller which friction-feeds paper into position below the typebars or print head, it can refer to the glass surface of a copier, or it can refer to the rotating disk used to polish semiconductor wafers.
Platen may refer to:
- Platen, printing plate
- Platen, Luxembourg
- August von Platen-Hallermünde (1796-1835), German poet and dramatist
- Baltzar von Platen (disambiguation)
Usage examples of "platen".
Then a row on the lever, a ship-creak of timber as the platen fell and rose again, and a sheet under the tympan for Herr Gutenberg to inspect.
George Platen had headed firmly in one direction, that of Registered Computer Programmer.
He read, for his father with such facility that Platen, Senior, wept and called relatives to tell the good news.
The names Platen and Trevelyan were well down the alphabet still, but this time the two knew it.
He read for his father with such facility that Platen, Senior, wept and called relatives to tell the good news.
I found a typewriter shop, got a new platen for the Royal, and by that time the prescriptions were ready.
Each day the platen is removed from this covered slot and a new one is inserted.
Sharon with irritation as she ripped out a letter from the platen of the typewriter.
The platen would not kiss the bed straight, so half the page was dark, the other light.
Those few of you who worked with me in my other premises, which I have kept on while renting these, will know the torrent of noise when we go at it the roar of the furnace, the chiselling of punches, the hammering of copper, the dabbing of inkballs, the slam of the platen on the bed.
Each one was created on a special platen made of obsidian, filled with oily cotton, fed from a reservoir of defiled holy oil.
He rolled the printer platen back over the blank transcript and removed the paper clip.
He lifts the clear-plastic cover over the platen in the lower section of the case and winds the form onto it as one would wind a piece of paper into a typewriter.
The platen of the transceiver begins to turn, spinning the form around and around as the scan arm creeps down the paper and creates words and letters in response to the musical computer tones being beamed across the ocean by Adam.
Caniza is a town in Lower Hungary, north of the River Drave, and just west of the Platen Sea, or Lake Balatin, as it is also called.